Two Men Charged In Shooting Death Of Man Found On Whittier road

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GUSTOVO VENEGAS OBITUARY – Two men have been reportedly arrested on alleged fatally shooting a man who was found dead along a Whittier road earlier this month, Police disclosed on Thursday.

The body of Gustavo Venegas, 23,  was discovered at about 3:50 a.m. July 14 on the 8000 block of California Avenue. Police responded to the scene after a motorist reported a male body on the roadway.

Whittier police officers found Venegas, of Pico Rivera, suffering from apparent gunshot wound and he was declared dead at the scene.

Police are yet to release further detail about what led to the fatal shooting, or if Venegas was killed at the location where he was found.

During the investigation, detectives identified 20-year-old Damian LeonGutierrez, of Whittier, and 22-year-old Ivan Mota, of South Gate, as suspects in the incident.

Police said the suspects knew the victim before the fatal shooting.

Mota was reportedly arrested on July 20, while LeonGutierrez was arrested July 23rd.

Both men have been charged with murder and bail have been reportedly set for $3 million each, police disclosed.